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Top 3 Tips to Improve your Revit Skills

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

Alight? In this post, I would like to share some tips regarding how to improve Revit skills. This is from my experience, so it won't be for everyone. However, generally, it should be.


Why people are bad although they are good?

I am often asked by my teammates how they could do better in Revit. They are already often good at modelling in Revit and know how to use it. However, they are often responsible for errors and many issues. Why does that happen? I think that it is due to the fact that they may have a bad modelling habit, not the skills. Moreover, they occasionally ignore the fact that there are some rules to follow when modelling to manage the model. Taking an example of Workset. Even though they know what Workset is, it is often forgotten when modelling or adding stuff, and it will cause some issues when coordinates.


These tips are from my experiences and help many people to improve their Reviting.

One. Understand the best practice

Do/Don’t

understand the best practice

Generally speaking, many people don’t know the best practice, and often do modelling with their own workflow. This behaviour causes some issues and is often criticised by the BIM manager. Of course, they try to follow the rules but still make mistakes possibly. When you start learning Revit, it is recommended to understand the best practice with the Revit terms, then it will make a significant difference when working for a company.


Two. Understand the tools that are often used

Primary Functions

understand tools in Revit

There are so many tools in Revit, and some people try to know most of them broadly, rather than getting one too deeply. BIM is all about setting up correct information and modelling precisely, so it is way more helpful if you have a better understanding of the basic tools like a wall, floor, roof, curtain wall, etc. If you know it, then there will be no issue building a basic building. Surprisingly, I met a few people who have more than 10 years of experience who do not know all functions in the basic too (I hope this is rare for you).


Three. understand the construction and architectural details

Construction Details

understand construction details in Revit

It is a common issue for architecture firms. Revit specialists and architects do not understand each other as there are two specific areas (difficult to learn all the processes for traditional architects). Revit specialists are too technical to accept the reality in architecture as they are not handling the matters apart from the BIM requirement.

However, it will be a huge benefit if you know the construction process such as documentation, architectural details. For instance, this knowledge will drive the Revit setup and modelling as well as LOD requirements. If you know how to document, it will lead to different strategies in modelling too.

Take an example of modelling façade. You will not model one single wall including cladding, and internal finishes as it will mess up coding system/wall types when scheduling.



To Sum Up

Having said that it is always not the answer for everyone, but if you are struggling with this kind of matter, and want to improve your Revit skill, do it as mentioned above. I hope this will help your reviting and make a good day to Revit.

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